FRATER U∴D∴ is a writer, poet and magician. A German diplomat’s child, he grew up in Africa and Asia. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Bonn in Comparative Literature, English Literature and Portuguese Studies.

Co-founder of the Bonn Workshop for Experimental Magic. As founder of Pragmatic Magic, Cyber Magic, Ice Magic and co-founder of the Magical Pact of the Illuminati of Thanateros (IOT), he is one of Europe’s most renowned practical magicians and contemporary occult authors. He studied with yoga and tantra masters and has been involved with the practical aspects of occultism in general and magic in particular for more than half a century.

Many years of experience as a translator and interpreter, author of more than 40 books, many of which have become modern day classics, including High Magic and Practical Sigil Magic. His works have been translated into multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Estonian, Japanese etc.). He is known for his undogmatic approach to the black arts. Translated works by Peter Carroll, Ramsey Dukes and Aleister Crowley’s Book of Lies, among others.


Select bibliography

High Magic. Theory & Practice.
St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn, 2005-2008.

Money Magic. Mastering Prosperity in Its True Element.  
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2011.

Practical Sigil Magic. Creating Personal Symbols For Success.
Rev. and enl. special ed. for the Americas.
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2012.

Sex Magic. Release & Control the Power of Your Erotic Potential.
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2018.

The Magical Shield.: Protection Magic to Ward Off Negative Forces.
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2016.

Where Do Demons Live? Everything You Want to Know About Magic.
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2010.

Forthcoming in Fall 2020:

Living Magic. Contemporary Insights and Experiences from Practicing Magicians,
Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 202 ](together with Harry Eilenstein, Josef Knecht and Axel Büdenbender)

Forthcoming in 2021:

A Fall Like No Other. Gnostic Meditations
(together with Hagen von Tulien)


This is a very special episode – by its content, but also by its duration: Therefore we did not only split the interview in three parts instead of the usual two, but also play one additional piece of music.

In order to help you navigate more easily through the episode, do not forget that all Thoth Hermes episodes starting with Season 4 use Chapter marks. If your podcast player allows the use of Chapters (most of them do nowadays) you can easily jump back and forth between chapters!


Music played in this episode


The world podcast premiere of Heather Dale’s brand new song “In Principio”, the first fruit of her new Incantations project. Learn more here

2) PHARAOH RAMSES II, by Derek Fiechter

Music in the Ancient Egyptian Style about the most powerful of all pharaohs

3) BUILDING THE CIRCLE, by Master Wilburn Burchette

The enigmatic WILBURN BURCHETTE burned most of his musical artifacts, but his impartiality to his own music didn’t deter its success. Creating music that resonated a cross between horror scores and Californian New Age, Burchette self-distributed on the Burchette Brothers label in collaboration with his brother, Kenneth, from 1971 to 1977.

4) THE WOLF’S SONG, by Jonna Jinton

A Lullaby from Swedish children’s book author Astrid Lindgren in “Ronya the Robber’s Daughter” inspired young Swedish Singer and Photographer Jonna Jinton to this beautifully dreamy song.



Intro and Outro Music
especially written and recorded for the Thoth-Hermes Podcast by Chris Roberts

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